5 things to remember during Diabetes Awareness Month

1. Diabetes can impact almost anyone. Today, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes, with 7.2 million still undiagnosed. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates there are 84.1 million people with pre-diabetes and 1.5 million are diagnosed every year.

2. Are you at risk? Take the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Risk Test.

3. A1c is the gold standard of diabetes testing. In 2016, ExamOne became the first company in the life insurance industry to update insurance profiles to include A1c testing on all applicants. Find out why it’s preferred testing method for life insurance testing.

4. Know your health. As part of the life insurance process, applicants can view their laboratory results securely online at MyExamOne.com within two weeks of their exam. Knowing these results helps increase awareness of their current health status and empowers applicants to lead a healthier lifestyle if needed. Learn more about online laboratory results at ExamOne.com.

5. Stay active. According to the American Diabetes Association, the economic burden of diabetes and prediabetes in the United States is over $327 billion in medical costs and lost productivity each year. However, 150 minutes of exercise each week can help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. See how some of our employees stay motivated to keep active.

For more information on how the American Diabetes Association is working to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes, visit diabetes.org.